Thursday, October 03, 2002

  • SEPTA displayed it's brand new diesel-electric hybrid low floor as part of the "Get Philadelphia In Motion" day today at the Reading Terminal Market. The pilot bus - 5601H - was displayed in front of the Marriott on 12 St near Market, complete with bike rack and full wrap touting the enviromental advantages of the hybrid bus. The rear destination sign is not in the same position as the diesel New Flyers, but rather it is in the upper curb side corner of the rear of the bus. The hybrids are also unusual in that the HVAC system is in the rear of the bus rather than on top. A page featuring the DE40LF is now posted, with photos hopefully to follow soon.
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